Liverpool supporters have been in fine voice in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their side get back to winning ways in the Premier League by thumping Bournemouth 4-0 at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday, a result which moved them back into the division’s top four.
Jurgen Klopp’s men went into their clash with the Cherries off the back of drawing with both Everton and West Brom at Anfield, yet the victory was never in doubt on the South Coast after another attacking masterclass from the Merseyside giants. Goals from Philippe Coutinho, Dejan Lovren, Mohamed Salah, and Roberto Firmino secured a comprehensive win for the Reds, who took advantage of Tottenham’s 4-1 defeat to Manchester City the day before to move back into the Premier League’s top four.
Consequently, there has been many delighted Liverpudlians in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are eagerly anticipating the January transfer window, and as such what players their side could look to land to bolster their ranks ahead of the second half of the season.
And one man they have been repeatedly linked with in recent months, but seem unlikely to get now in January, is Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk.
The Dutchman was heavily linked with a move away from St Mary’s during the summer but remained a Saints player beyond the August 31 deadline, yet that hasn’t stopped speculation building about a possible move away in January.
However, Liverpool are reportedly not willing to pay the £70 million asking price for the 26-year-old, and as such they should forget about him and instead target a move for one of these TWO centre-backs in the New Year…